Kid-Friendly Things For Kids in Phoenix

3 Unique, Kid-Friendly Things For Kids in Phoenix Arizona

Traveling with kids can be much more of an adventure than traveling with just friends or your significant other.  Kids can bring out the curiosity and exploration in everything, if you take away their electronics, that is. So with a kids curiosity and adventure in mind, here is the first installment of a three-part series on “Unique Things Kids Will Enjoy In Arizona”! Unique, Kid-Friendly Things For Kids in Phoenix, Arizona Since Phoenix is Arizona’s capitol city and… More

Mom Travel Advice?

Looking for Real Mom Travel Advice?

One of the best ways for moms to learn is by collecting the experiences of other mothers.  When I started to travel with my baby, I quizzed adventurous friends and searched travel forums, looking for travel advice from other parents.  What I found was mostly, wait for it… mom travel advice. Haha It may have just been the sources I stumbled on but moms seem to be the organizers, family vacation planners, and best source of advice… More

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Yes, Family Cruises are a Great Way to Travel with Kids

Are you new to family travel and looking for something manageable?  Or are you maybe just wanting a vacation where you are completely spoiled?  Either way, a family cruise is the way to go. It can be an intimidating change, going from childless travel to traveling with children.  Some parents can jump in headfirst but if you’re the type that needs a bit more coaxing, we have the perfect solution for you… book one of the many… More

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Survival Guide 101: Family Vacations

Just when summer vacation is over and the kids are back to school, it’s time to start thinking about possible holiday and winter break family vacations! Ok, mom, dad, grandma (or whichever caregiver you happen to be), it’s time to start thinking about family vacations!   What’s coming up? Thanksgiving! Christmas! New Years! And winter break from school! Start planning now to save money and make sure you’re prepared for anything that gets thrown your way. In truth,… More

Best Car Seats for Travel

Is there a Best Child Car Seat for Travel?

Recently, a friend of mine wrote me to ask what the best child car seat for travel is and what I use when I’m traveling with my toddler.  She and her husband are new parents about to take their baby on vacation and were simply looking for advice.  Well, here’s the sum of my answer to her. When traveling with children, picking out the best child car seat for travel is one of the many safety aspects… More

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Summer in Europe 2014: my toddler and me

And it will go on and on… this is the first of many yet to be written blogs about summer in Europe with my toddler! After a lifetime of dreaming and many past adventures of preparation, it is finally time.  After months of planning for a summer abroad with my toddler, our Euro2014, summer in Europe has finally begun!  My wonderful and understanding fiancé drove our 3-year old boy and me to SFO last week and we… More

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Is Burning Man Family Friendly? A Burning Man Artist Breaks It Down For Us

In the last decade, the popularity of Burning Man has grown exponentially.  Ten years ago, I had never heard of it.  In the last five years however, the gossip has started trickling in.  I’ve been hearing talk of an amazing artists event in the middle of a dry, hot desert… a hedonistic visual must-do.  From what ‘they’ say, it’s an uncomfortable, spiritual, insane experience that everyone should do at least once in their life. I had been… More

San Francisco Bay Area Adventures for Kids

Hidden San Francisco Bay Area Adventures for Kids

With spring upon us, there is no better time to get out and start exploring with your kids.  Luckily, you don’t have to go far to find great adventure… it can be hiding in your own back yard!  Here in the San Francisco Bay area, we have more than our share of amazing places for kids and families to explore.  There are hidden gems that often get overlooked for the more obvious mega stops, though, so we… More

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The Safest Car Seat Position and LATCH Advice 2014

Summer vacation is just around the corner. Soon, the kiddies will be out of school, beautiful weather will smile down on us, and your family may be tempted to take some road trips. Traveling with kids is great fun but before you all hop in the car, let’s revisit the basics for the safest car seat position and some new LATCH rules for 2014. As some of you may already know, car seat rules changed in 2014!… More